It's that time of the year when satsumas, oranges and the like are adorning our fruit bowls and there is a handy by product of eating these sweet delights – the peel.  I know it can be candied and used as an air freshener, but for me they represent great value as fire lighters.  Ok, so this only applies if your lighting a fire, but for those solid fuel stoves out there, keep all your peel and let it dry.  I put them on a south facing window sill and leave them for a couple of weeks, harder the better.  Anyway, once dry they make excellent fire lighters and with quite an intense heat they are easily enough to get kindling going.
So, my money saving tip for the winter, keep your orange peel, dry it out and use it to light a wonderfully warming winter fire.